“There will always be free enterprise, private practice for the caring dentist that seeks excellence for his patients through the exercise of the greatest care, skill, and judgment at her command. For those of you who are concerned, do not worry, for they will seek you out!” – F. Harold Wirth, D.D.S.
Michael LeBlanc, Jr. D.D.S.
Dr. LeBlanc, Jr. is excited and deeply honored to have been chosen by his predecessor, Dr. Mike Robichaux, to carry on the legacy and vision of a path toward health and wellness. Dr. LeBlanc, Jr. remains committed to continuing the philosophy of a health-oriented, minimally-invasive, and patient-centered approach to dentistry.
Health-oriented & Minimally-invasive
As the son of Dr. Mike LeBlanc, Sr, who subscribed to a similar approach in his own practice, Dr. LeBlanc, Jr. has been familiar with health-oriented dentistry from a young age. Minimally-invasive and mercury-safe dentistry were common dinner table topics in the LeBlanc household. In the late 1990’s, Dr. LeBlanc, Jr. began to learn of the advancements being made by his uncle, Dr. Bruce LeBlanc, who discovered the state-of-the-art bonding protocol that he and Dr. Robichaux now teach to other dentists throughout the country. The latest version of this minimally-invasive technique, known as Maximized Adhesive Dentistry (MAD), allows for an extremely conservative and biocompatible approach that only strengthens teeth, never taking away structure that might weaken them.
While studying at the LSU School of Dentistry, Dr. LeBlanc, Jr. founded and wrote the charter for a student organization known as the Wirth Group, in honor of Dr. F. Harold Wirth. Dr. Wirth was an influential mentor, who, among other things, taught at the LSU School of Dentistry in the 1970’s. He noticed the changing environment of the dental profession at the time and urged all of his students to prioritize patient-centered health care at all costs. The ability to maintain this type of care depends heavily upon maintaining autonomy as a healthcare provider, ensuring the ability to always do what is best for the patient. In the tradition of Dr. Wirth, Dr. LeBlanc, Jr. does all he can to help patients achieve levels of wellness consistent with their own health goals.
Visit the “Education Station” for more philosophical content about health, wellness, and our approach to care.
- Board member of curriculum committee of The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education (independent branch of LSUSD Continuing Education dept.)
- Recipient of the Southeast Academy of Prosthodontics award for Excellence in Prosthodontics
- Recipient of the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry award for the Science and Advancement of Restorative Dentistry
- Member of International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)
- Member of Academy of General Dentistry
- Member of Louisiana Dental Association
- Member of New Orleans Dental Association
- Member of the Lake Pontchartrain Study Club
Mike Robichaux, D.D.S.
Dr. Robichaux has been practicing dentistry in Slidell, LA since 1974. His passion is in learning and finding better ways to serve his patients. He has amassed over 4,000 hours of continuing dental education. His hobbies are golf, golf, and golf.
Lisa has been a hygienist for Dr. Mike since 1987. She says that she really doesn’t work for him. Her real “bosses” are her patients. She has been married to Bill for 35 years and has 3 children
Maureen has been with us for over 13 years. She began as a dental assistant, retired, and came back to help us at the front desk. She has been married to Dale for 41 years and has one son and a granddaughter.
Nancy has been with Dr. Robichaux since 1982 as a dental assistant. They have virtually “grown up” together within their dental careers. She has been married to Rick for 39 years and has one daughter.
Kellie started her dental assisting career in 1997. She left the profession in 2009 to pursue a career in nursing but returned to dentistry in 2015. She is grateful to be back doing what she loves, and looks forward to working as Dr. LeBlanc, Jr.’s dental assistant. Kellie has been married to John for 14 years, and combined, they have 8 children and 6 grandchildren.
Joani serves primarily as a lab assistant, keeping track of quality of everything that comes and goes to the lab. She has been employed by Dr. Mike since 1989. In addition to these duties, she also serves as a dental assistant. She has been married to Mike for 44 years and has one son and 2 granddaughters.
Below are our top 10 beliefs and to the best of our ability, we attempt to live these beliefs day in and day out.
- That all who enter our practice will be treated with respect and dignity
- That each person who enters will be treated as an individual, with unique goals and desires.
- That given the correct information within a caring relationship, we will make decisions about our health that are in our best interests.
- That each individual should know:
- The state of their oral conditions
- The choices for treating those conditions
- The consequences of those choices
- The cost of the treatment prior to beginning
- That our teeth are meant to last a lifetime.
- That in general, all dental disease is preventable.
- That it is better to prevent than to treat a problem.
- That it is better to treat the cause and not just the symptoms of a problem.
- That the health of the mouth can affect the overall health of the body.
- That we are responsible for our own health.
Making a Difference
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.
Approaching the boy, he asked, what are you doing?
The youth replied, Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.
Son, the man said, don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said… I made a difference for that one.
The Starfish Story
Original Story by: Loren Eisley